Why the Federal Government Now Holds Nearly 50% of All Residential Mortgages

MarketWatch, Oct. 16, 2015–Goldstein, Daniel

Mortgage lending levels are beginning to recover from the real estate crash of the Great Recession, few outside the government want to buy it. “Many investors don’t believe there is enough protection to make it worthwhile to invest in mortgage-backed securities,” David Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association.